Nuclear Crisis News: Campaigners against safe, clean, renewable wind energy are reeling from the appalling events unfolding in Japan.
â€śItâ€™s a tragedyâ€ť sighs Peter Grouts as he looks out over the unspoilt moorland behind his charming 16th century farmhouse. â€śObviously, you know, for the Japanese. But perhaps even more so for us.â€ť
For three years now, he has been tirelessly campaigning against a proposed windfarm which would spoil the view from his downstairs toilet. But with the catastrophic events that are taking place in Japan, things are not looking good for his cause.
â€śOf course, the people being evacuated from their homes in Japan, not to mention the fifty workers still trapped inside the radioactive power plant are suffering right nowâ€ť Peter continues. â€śBut Iâ€™m sure they would agree it would have been a far worse tragedy if they had been forced to look at some windmills gaily turning in the breeze instead.â€ť
Elsewhere, in Haiti, promised financial aid to rebuild the country is yet to arrive from the West, while billions are poured into Japan. Foreign Secretary William Hague explained: â€śMaybe if the Haitians made cool stuff like Playstations, we could get the money to them sooner. But for every pro quid, there must be a pro quo.â€ť